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Ohio's colleges and universities play a crucial role in Ohio's economy. Collaborations between academia and business move ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace – an important key to Ohio's long-term economic success.

Higher Education Features

Ohio's aerospace industry: the $8 billion powerhouse

With two new research centers on the horizon, Ohio's aerospace industry is flying into the future on the wings of private and public support.

Ohio: 5,000 interns and counting

Ohio's internship programs fight young adult brain drain by preparing ready-made talent for employers and give budding professionals a solid path to success.

Bringing their talents to Ohio: entrepreneurs flock to the Buckeye State

In growing numbers, fresh-faced entrepreneurs are passing over the coasts and points in between and choosing Ohio to plant and nurture their startups. The state's dazzling array of come-hither accelerators, incubators and advocates make the choice a natural.

Big data spawns little shoots as startups spread across Ohio

Where the heck do you store a petabyte? What can mountains of healthcare data tell us about treating illness, and how do we mine them? With startups, small businesses and new collegiate fields of study, Ohio is tapping into the world of big data in small ways with solid -- and growing -- results.

On the rise: Ohio's smaller cities become hotbed for tech startups

With help from incubators, venture capitalists and nonprofits, Ohio's smaller cities -- including Dayton, Youngstown and Athens -- are fast becoming centers for new ideas and innovation outside of the big 3C cities.
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Higher Education Founders

Christopher Parham-Darabi of LogonTutor

Christopher Parham-Darabi of LogonTutor

City: Cincinnati

"Working with the UC College of Law has helped me tremendously lower my legal cost."

Bruce Bolton of CourseBuffet

Bruce Bolton of CourseBuffet

City: Cleveland

Bruce Bolton is founder of CourseBuffet, an online college course selection site.

John Knific of DecisionDesk

John Knific of DecisionDesk

City: Cleveland

John Knific is founder of DecisionDesk, an application manager for performing arts students.

Derek Brown of Acceptd

Derek Brown of Acceptd

City: Columbus

Derek Brown is the founder of Acceptd, an online admissions tool for students and university administrators.

Jessica Donovan of Red Brick College Consulting

Jessica Donovan of Red Brick College Consulting

City: Cincinnati

Jessica Donovan is founder of Red Brick College Consulting, a firm that helps high school students navigate college admission.

Nikita Eelen of AMVONET

Nikita Eelen of AMVONET

City: Alliance

Nikita Eelen is founder of AMVONET, an e-learning management software suite.

Stephen Spoonamore of ABSMaterials

Stephen Spoonamore of ABSMaterials

City: Akron

Stephen Spoonamore is co-founder of ABSMaterials, a company that provides solutions for clean and affordable water.

Brian Boyer of ManuscriptTracker

Brian Boyer of ManuscriptTracker

Brian Boyer is cofounder of ManuscriptTracker, a web based solution which assists academic journals with manuscript submission, review and editing.

Courtney Gras of Design Flux Technologies, LLC

Courtney Gras of Design Flux Technologies, LLC

City: Akron

Courtney Gras is a cofounder of Design Flux Technolgies, LLC, which has made the first all-in-one energy management system for batteries.

Elijah Stambaugh of the Learning Egg

Elijah Stambaugh of the Learning Egg

City: Youngstown

Elijah Stambaugh is a teacher and founder of The Learning Egg. His first product, The Lightning Grader, creates tests and automates the grading and assessment process for teachers.

Higher Education Companies

1.
NavTracs

NavTracs

City: Cincinnati
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Higher Education
2.
LogonTutor

LogonTutor

City: Cincinnati
Industry: Higher Education
3.
CourseBuffet

CourseBuffet

City: Cleveland
Industry: Higher Education
4.
Learnmetrics

Learnmetrics

City: Cincinnati
Industry: Entrepreneurial Programs,Entrepreneurship,High Tech,Higher Education
5.
Libre Clothing

Libre Clothing

City: Miami
Industry: Entrepreneurial Programs,Entrepreneurship,Higher Education,Shopping,Talent,Talent Dividend
6.
Birdhouse Studios

Birdhouse Studios

City: Cleveland
Industry: Entrepreneurial Programs,Entrepreneurship,Higher Education,Manufacturing,Talent
7.
Classbag

Classbag

City: Toledo
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Higher Education,Technology
8.
Welcome to College

Welcome to College

City: Dayton
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Higher Education,Talent,Talent Dividend
9.
Upclique

Upclique

City: Cleveland
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Higher Education,Software,Technology,Venture Capital
10.
ManuscriptTracker

ManuscriptTracker

City: Wooster
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Higher Education,Software,Technology